April 07, 2015
New infographic details the top healthcare spending trends from TechTarget's health IT purchasing survey, with security investments a likely priority.
August 19, 2014
The Community Health data breach exposed the personal data of 4.5 million patients of the healthcare entity, opening up potential regulatory issues.
May 08, 2014
Two New York hospitals agreed to pay a $4.8 million settlement for a potential HIPAA violation dating back to 2010.
September 23, 2013
All covered entities must comply with the HIPAA Omnibus Rule by September 23, but one expert questions whether business associates care enough.
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It's important for healthcare organizations to have a clear social media policy. Expert Mike Chapple explains what needs to be in the policy to stay HIPAA compliant. Continue Reading
Healthcare clearinghouses like Mass HIway are a new trend in health IT, but what are the security implications? Expert Mike Chapple explains what you need to know. Continue Reading
Weighing technology risks can help healthcare organizations stay ahead of 2016 HIPAA audits by the Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights. Continue Reading
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HIPAA controls have failed to keep up with the health industry, but that may not be a bad thing. Expert Mike Chapple discusses the shortcomings in HIPAA privacy and security. Continue Reading
SOC 2 evaluations can be helpful tools for organizations assessing their HIPAA compliance, but companies should not solely rely on them. Compliance expert Mike Chapple explains why. Continue Reading
Security log management includes deciding what log data to retain and the length of time it should be stored. Expert Michael Cobb explains some challenges and best practices. Continue Reading
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As smartphones and tablets proliferate in hospitals -- increasing the risks of an endpoint security breach -- health IT executives must broaden and harden their defenses. Continue Reading
As healthcare providers and vendors seek information about how to safeguard personal health information (PHI), texting is one area that without question carries a great deal of risk. It's convenient, but unsecured texting of PHI opens healthcare ... Continue Reading
HIPAA data breach reporting now uses an electronic Web portal, so what does this mean for covered entities? Expert Mike Chapple explains. Continue Reading
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HHS recommends security risk analysis as an early step to become HIPAA compliant, so how should organizations put this tip into practice? Continue Reading
The Community Health Systems breach in 2014 provided a learning opportunity for organizations handling PHI. Expert Mike Chapple reviews the key takeaways from the breach. Continue Reading
Mobile fitness apps can contain personal data, so should they be HIPAA-compliant? Expert Mike Chapple explains why that's not the right approach. Continue Reading